Department of Homeland Security Issues Warning on Medical Device Threats
Published: May 17, 2012
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the role of medical devices in compromising IT networks and patient data. In its alert "Attack Surface: Healthcare and Public Health Sector," issued on May 4, DHS says medical devices that connect to IT networks may pose a threat to security. Network-attached medical devices and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets could bring cyber-security threats that result in the spread of malware and the loss of data, according to the bulletin.